Young Children’s Center for the Arts

YCCA, located in Philadelphia, is a creative arts & daycare center for preschool children.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit, licensed, nonsectarian childcare facility that has served the needs of more than 5,000 people in our Philadelphia community since 1987. Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

YCCA boasts an age-appropriate creative arts-based online program for those who are not ready to send their preschoolers back to school yet! Right now, we are offering a free trial on our Padlet to test out, and soon we will have a subscription series available for daily, weekly or monthly class options! Click here to check it out.

2020-2021 School Calendar

2021-2022 School Calendar

If you are interested in signing up for our Kreative Kids music classes, please email Katy at All of the children enrolled in the Kreative Kids music classes or lessons get first priority for YCCA or YCCAon2 enrollment. For more information, please visit the Kreative Kids website.


  • Enrich the lives of children from twelve months through kindergarten through participation in the creative and fine arts. We accomplish this by:
  • Providing a structured creative arts curriculum within an enhanced daycare environment.
  • Children’s motor, language, emotional and cognitive skills are developed through music, art and movement.
    Each time ideas are presented through a different art form, learning becomes reinforced, and children’s expressive abilities are enhanced.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts is one of the few preschool programs in our area that not only accepts, but embraces, children with pervasive developmental disabilities in an inclusion program.

YCCA offers both full-time and part-time preschool programs.

YCCA and YCCAon2 follow the PA Department of Human Services regulations.



2021-2022 School Year

We are currently full for the 2021-2022 school year, however, if you are interested in getting on our waiting list, you can fill out this application.  Enrollment inquiries? Email us today at


Summer Camp 2021

Join us for summer camp at YCCA or YCCAon2 for a safe and fun summer!  Our summer camp operates the same as our school program with the kids having music therapy, art and movement everyday along with outside play in our fun sprinklers!  Tuition information can be found under our tuition tab.  Enrollment will begin on March 1st.

Enrollment inquiries? Email us today at


“YCCA” is a nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed on the property of historic Old Swedes Church at Water & Christian streets and 1714 South 2nd street “YCCAon2.”